PO Box 21073, Spruceland RPO, Prince George, BC  V2M7A5 

Phone 250-562-6699   Fax  250-596-6982
Used Guns
(and neat stuff :)
For Sale

September 19, 2014


Armco's revised drop-in/visiting hours are working well!  Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00, at least for now, plus Saturday 9-12 and 1-3 gives us those times to visit, and talk.  It has turned out to be a highlight of my week.  As before if you're traveling through we can make other arrangements  :)  We still take a break from answering the phone on Tuesdays and Thursdays and that has really upped productivity, too!   Thanks, guys!!  (and ladies:)


All Prices are in Canadian Dollars and Note!  No foreign (including US) sales - sorry!     Used Guns are all subject to a one week inspection period.  Return prepaid for full refund if not satisfied.

We will also sell your handgun or long gun for a 15% commission (or $50, whichever is higher).  We need it here for inspection before accepting for sale.   Call or email for details.


  Shipping and Tax extra (unless otherwise indicated) - Tax is 5 and 7% in BC, HST wherever it is in force, 5% GST elsewhere.       Shipping usually in the $20 to $50 range with  full insurance depending on where you are and the value of the gun....  Long guns in a new hard case - add $24

You may notice the line-up below changes constantly.  Sales have been brisk and a lot of guns don't even make it to this page.   If you have a special item you are looking for, let me know and I'll contact you as soon as something likely shows up.  Well over half of the guns I get have a home already picked out :)

Click on images to enlarge - I usually have lots more pics of the guns below, so just ask!  AND trade-ins almost always welcome

BTW, we have come across at least one Norc 1911 loose enough that on firing it was letting the slide back half the length of the case - riding over the top of the barrel hood without linking down.  A blow-back 45! It was jamming there every shot otherwise it would have kept on.  This is a case blow-out waiting to happen - maybe something to consider for those who ask "why pay more for an ARMCO-tightened and tuned Norc?"  It did ruin both the barrel and slide...
Coming: barely used 45 Spartan, Custom Para 45, Unfired Hatsan combat shotgun  ...Unertl 20X Target scope NIB


Restricted Handguns: 
Just had my friend Chris do up my 9mm STI Spartan in Cerakote.  Love it!  Feels very smooth (and looks very nice!) and everything went together great. Prices for the coatings are $125 on a stripped gun, $190 for an assembled one, Stainless as above, gloss black, matt black, OD available...... 
Here's a Norinco 1911A1 in 45 that is used but not used :)  We got it on a trade, NIB, unfired, and tuned and tightened it here. One of the ones with no "China" markings whatever...Very slick and smooth - One year warranty of course - $419 - trades?
A nice Norinco 45 "Commander".  This is my favourite size of 1911 - puts it in the same general size and balance as my CZ's and other Carry-type handguns.  This one has just under 1000 rounds on it, has some holster wear, but is as new inside, and of course has Armco's famous tune and tightening, along with our one year warranty  :)  2 mags, case, manual, cleaning kit, Hogue grips, STI carbon fiber trigger - $439 - trades?
Just uncovered - a Ruger 9mm P85 Mk II with three mags.  Case, manual, this pistol seems to have only test-fired, then put away.  $399 - trades?  These guns are famous for their durability and reliability - what else would you expect from a Ruger? 
An as-new tuned STI Spartan lower - set up for 9mm (can be set up for 40 or 45)  Now $399 complete with slide stop and magazine ..
Saying this is special doesn't even start to do it justice.  I have never seen an example this nice of a 1903 Pocket Model Colt 38 "Rimless Smokeless" in a museum or book.  Also known as the Model 1903 Pocket Hammer .38, much scarcer than the 6" military models, this is a 4.5", made in 1917, with a shorter grip and magazine than the more common military model.  Has been fired, but likely less than a box, and handling wear is extremely light, with a perfect bore and internals.  Ammo - .38 ACP, NOT 38 Super - is still readily available..Now $2190 - trades welcome.
 Rimfire Handguns:
Lovely S&W Model 34 22LR "Kit Gun" so named for the Americans' popular carrying of them in their fishing tackle boxes (we never could in Canada  :)  These are getting rare!  A 4" prohib 12(6) gun  :(  now $319 - trades?
Three  -Oops, one- very nice High Standard...
This High Standard Dura-Matic 100 is in fantastic condition for a 1958 pistol.  This was not one of their really high-end target models but a very accurate, dependable plinker.  Made in Hamden, Connecticut, this is one of the good ones!  $349 - trades?
And this 4" Python is absolutely gorgeous - one-owner, unfired, original box and papers with the 1983 registration papers.  Has 2 pairs of Hogue exotic (Pao Ferro and Rosewood) grips and a rubber set (in case he ever decided to go shooting with it) as well as the mint factory ones, six HKS Speedloaders and the Safariland belt clips for them - $1790 - Trades?
 Some of my own - no tax... all these are 12(6) Prohibs...
These Basque autos are Spanish-made and actually shoot rather well.  I used to own a .32 many years ago and recall it as being a decent shooter.  Not of the same quality as a PPK, naturally, but very usable.  This one is in .380 and is a little more serious than the .32's. Box, 2 $149 - Trades? 


MAB Modele R - a 32acp French pistol very close to the Model D that is the common civilian version, but patterned more for military use, with an exposed hammer and lanyard ring.  Very few of these were made as the army went to 9mm,  and today it is much rarer than the D series..small crack in the right grip by the top screw, lovely bore and internals  Now $199 - no tax 
Two Webleys I don't shoot any more- the first one is a 3" Mark III 38 revolver (Sherlock Holmes era) that is very special. 95% finish, internals as-new, grips 95%+, top strap engraved with the Scottish importer's name and address(es).  The slightly larger one is a commercial Webley in 38S&W also, approx 1930's, and in remarkable condition.  NOT a wartime model!    Now Small 38-$400, Large 38 - $200,  - I'll consider trades...
This is a lovely 380 Beretta Model 1934 that I had Jim Ford restore for me a while back  because I am fascinated by 380's - and because this Beretta fits my hand so well.  Shoots great, looks good, not original, but so what? I hear Mussolini used to own this one - well, one like it  :)  now $250 no tax  :)
This FN Police Tactical 12 Gauge is really tricked out!  As-new, and with a Magpul (my favourite) extendable buttstock, Surefire Light/forend, ergo grip, Side-saddle ammo carrier, and C-More red Dot sight - this is the ultra-reliable pump action  version  - $1199 - trades?  Would consider $999 without the C-more sight...
$699 for this lovely (if a little flashy!) Henry 38/357  rifle.  Octagon barrel, lovely silky smooth action - These are superbly built.  Appears unfired or only test fired.  What a deer rifle - or how about cowboy action? These are so sweet with 38 specials...Scope mount included...Trades?
As-new Browning take-down BLR in 270 short magnum.  12 shots fired, 2 mags, mounts and rings, original box - $999 - trades?  That gives you $200 worth of extras included in regular price  :)
Here is the justly famous Benelli NOVA 12 gauge pump "assault" shotgun.  2 3/4" or 3" shells, nice sights - New, UNFIRED - see New Gun page  :)
Tricked out Remington 870 12 gauge pump - 18.5" barrel, extended mag, Custom forestock with accessory rails and adjustable rear, sidesaddle ammo holder - $399 - trades?
This Savage Accu-Trigger Model 16 in 22-250 is perfect for foxes and coyotes, even wolf hunting on those big lakes, and friends have been known to prefer these for moose - with the right bullets  :)  Detachable magazine, Weaver mounts, stainless/synthetic for those nasty days - unfired - sorry, I lost the box - $699 - trades?

A mint unfired John Rigby 275 Model 98 Sporter, complete with the best QD claw mounts made (worth a small fortune alone).  This rifle is gorgeous (and should be for the over $9000 retail price).  $6990 - Trades welcome..

Now this is rare - and nice!  A Remington Model 4 Rolling Block take-down model in 25 rimfire - my very first real rifle was a Stevens Favorite in 25!  Expensive to shoot compared to the 22's, even in 1954  :)  I learned to make every shot count!  This one is the "Boy's Rifle" and would be very shootable for someone with a few boxes of ammo stashed away  :) $990 - trades?    Now $700 - no tax includes 100 rds ammo worth $200.
And... Neat stuff!!
In stock now!  8 round stainless 45 1911 mags - $30 each. These are the same as supplied with 45 STI handguns so first-rate quality :)  Also now have the 10 round 9mm single stack mags by Metalform - (what I use  :) - $42..
Leupold QD rings - 1"  $50 - that's almost half price!
Lee Enfield new forend metal - $30
NEA 14" barrel for Remington 870 12 Gauge shotgun.  These need slight extractor fitting for some 870's...$150   Time to get serious about bear protection  :)
We have a lot of tuned STI and SVI mags for 45 2011's - $70/90 each...these are the 126mm IPSC Standard-length ones. 
Here is a NIB Tru-Glo sight set (Tritium plus fiber-optic so a night and day set-up  :) for the Kimber 1911 $80
The parts only - no receiver  :(   This is one of the AP-80 22LR AK47 look-alikes that the RC MP says are prohibs.  If they want the receiver, fine, but they're only getting that  :)   It was registered as non-restricted and they can't put it into 12(5), although they won't leave it as non-restricted either.    HMMM.       I want $200 for all but the receiver - would make a great Krinker Plinker.  I'm sure you can figure out how to mount the pieces on your 10-22...
40 Beretta model 96 mags - original factory pinned regular-capacity mags - $40 each
Still some Norc and Spartan slides, frames and barrels... see "guns in parts" section.... one new Norc Commander frame...
Building an AR?  Here we go -   A2 grip with bolt - $15.  Colt Large diameter pin - $20.  Trigger guard - $8.  Safety - $10.    Mag release - $12.  Bolt release - $10. 
Lovely NC Ordnance "Ivory" grips for a Colt Officer's model and copies - New - $40
Norc P22 grips - (fit P226 SIG too)  $5
Tokarev parts - in this case brand new Chinese pieces. Frame with Mag. catch and trigger - $60.  Slide - $80.   Hammer/sear group complete - $40
Got a compact Tanfoglio or Witness - or one with the magwell?  These exotic wood grips are lovely (and unused) but won't fit the standard model - $60
Another set for the Compact model - $10
New stock grips that actually feel pretty good - for a Baby Eagle - $20
Want to try your hand at checkering?  How about building your own design with a wood-burning kit?  These are lovely smooth hardwood grips off new STI GI models - $25/pair
FNP 45 mag - $30
Stock Norinco M4 hand guard - brand new - $10
 Want to to mount a light or laser on your 1911 - and a lot of similar guns?  These rails easily mount to your dust shield, with the screws on the inside, so all you do is drill two small holes and countersink them...$49... 0r $89 installed on your gun - we have lots now  :) 
We just made up a bunch of Armco Squib Rods.  Top quality brass shaft with a swaged-on alloy cap.   - if you don't have one, you will need it sooner or later.  We know you'd never load a case without powder but your friends will  :)  Now $20 - specify caliber... 

This is a  "Four-Star"Ed Brown compensator - currently in 40/10mm, but we'll ream to 45 if wanted - $80  needs a 5.5" threaded barrel with .575" x 40 pi threads.

Guns sold or on Hold  
Ruger Charger - the popular benchrest pistol version of the 10-22 - could pass for new - one 10 round magazine, bipod, red dot sight - a ton of cheap shooting fun - $399 - trades?  Sold - Dean  :)  
And this one certainly is one of the fancy ones - a Supermatic Citation Model 103 with all the bells and whistles.  Made in 1960 in Hamden, Connecticut - $749 with one magazine - trades?  Sold, Dean  :)
"Lovely" accurately describes this Model 17-4 Smith & Wesson 22 (Short, Long and LR) revolver.  I used one of these with 22 Shorts to get my grand-daughters started many years ago.  Felt like an air pistol for recoil (Recoil, what recoil?)  and was very quiet - still used muffs of course -  AND the accuracy was superb!   They loved it  :)  This one is better yet  :)   $699 - trades?  Sold - Gord  :)  
And here's a 1911 Winchester Model 1897 short-barreled take-down shotgun.  This one has been gone over professionally for Cowboy action and is very smooth!  Needs a front bead - still looking for those  :)  Lovely bore and innards.  Reblued at some point - $449 - Trades?  Sold  -  Steve  :)  
Savage AXIS 308 with 3-9 Bushnell scope - $369 - trades?  On hold  :)  
Here is a very special Smith & Wesson M&P in 45.  Virtually unfired, it has the Apex trigger kit, which is a tremendous improvement and makes the gun a joy to shoot.  Comes with a choice of two accent colours (if you count black as a colour) - Eight factory mags, case, manual, etc.  $799 - or $649 in black only with 2 mags, case, etc.   Trades?  On hold, Andy  :)  
Very nice heavy barrel 38 Special S&W Model 36 3" (prohib) - Minimally fired - $239 - trades?  Sold - Bruce  :)  
This a special Swede, in the incomparable 6.5 x 55 caliber  :)  Model 96 Mauser by Carl Gustaf, properly cut and crowned barrel to 24",  Fiberglass stock, Timney trigger, Buehler safety (cock on opening) Bushnell Banner 3-9 scope.  Mild to shoot but and powerful, these are superbly accurate and this one is certainly no exception.  It's what I shoot!   $429 - trades?  Sold - Ed  :)  
This is a lovely, tuned here, stainless AMT Government Model 45 Auto.  One of the early, good ones, and now quite rare, this gun has a fabulous trigger pull, fixed sights, target trigger, nice walnut grips, extended safety, slide stop and mag release.   2 mags.   Now $599 - trades?   One year warranty  :  
Savage AXIS 308 with 3-9 Bushnell scope - $369 - trades?  On hold  :)  
This rare Smith & Wesson Model 52-2 is the one with the improved extractor (although my 52-1 never had a problem  :)  Has two mags, a trigger shoe and barrel weight as well as the barrel bushing wrench and factory manual.  Obviously used, but not a lot  (Bullseye shooting declined in popularity shortly after this model was introduced) - these things run forever, anyway.  Have you ever shot one?  The 38 Special flush mounted wadcutter ammo is very soft and this pistol has a gentle rocking motion that feels so good - and one hole groups at 25 yards is quite common  :)  I load mine with a 148 grain hollow base wadcutter and 2.8 grains of Bullseye - certainly doesn't break either your hand or the bank to shoot one of these...  $1199 - Trades?  On hold, Ed  :>)
This Ruger SR9 (in 9mm) looks and feels new but is barely used. Comes with everything, 3 mags, case, papers, and that nice padlock you can lock up your tractor with... $419 - trades?  These have the nicest feeling grip you can find - even for "girly" hands like mine  :)   sold - Andy  :)